James Ervin


James Robert "Bob" Ervin, 94, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the family residence.  

He was born in Charleston, and he was the son of the late Lucille Jordan Ervin and Claude Ervin. His wife, Willie Ruth Ervin, also preceded him in death.

He was a World War II Veteran. He owned and operated Bob Ervin's Upholstery Repair for 42 years. He loved the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, and attended the Church of God.

Survivors include his daughters: Betty Ervin and her companion, Thomas Lachapelle, and Barbara McDowell and her husband, Yogi, all of Cleveland; his son, Ray Ervin and his wife, Renea, of Ocoee; his grandchildren: Brad McDowell and his wife, Sheila, Tifanie McDowell, Zack Ervin and his wife, Amber, Brittany Goins and her husband, Cody, and Hollie Fetzer and her husband, Tucker; 11 great-grandchildren; his eight great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Willie Ruth Rapier of Cleveland; and his nephews: Charlie Rapier and his wife, Angie, Larry Rapier and his wife, Mary, Joe Rapier and his wife, Connie, and Randy Rapier and his wife, Brenda.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at 3 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Chapel, with Pastor Tim Gann officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Fort Hill Cemetery, with family and friends serving as casket bearers. Military honors will be given. 

The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

You may share your condolences and your memories with the Ervin family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com

The funeral home will be following the state's COVID-19 guidelines, and asks all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask.


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